Hiking to Mera Peak Nepal, 6,461m is Nepal’s highest trekking peak. The mountain lies in the Mahalangur section in Sagarmatha Zone. It is an adventurous peak with the scenic views of the world’s 8000-meter peaks like Mount Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Kangchenjunga. Mera Peaks has three major summits- Mera South (6,065 meters), Mera North (6,476 meters) and Mera Central. Some smaller trekking summits are also visible from the south.
Not just the hike; it would also be a great experience as you pass through the beautiful village that gives the glimpse of Nepal’s rich culture of the locals. Read eveything about Mera peak Nepal.
Facts of Mera peak Nepal
- Mera Peak Nepal is the highest trekking peak in Nepal at 6,576 meters.
- Excellent walk through Sherpa Village and Communities.
- It provides a Magnificent view of the highest peaks including the Himalayas with five; Mount Everest(8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), and Kangchenjunga (8,586m) and others mountains too.
- It Consists of many old Buddhist Gompas and Monasteries including Tyangboche.
- Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing is the first successful ascent who climbed Mera Peak on 20 May 1953.
- The walk through the pristine bamboo and rhododendron jungle make the trekking more interesting.
Hiking to Mera peak Nepal:
The trekking starts with 25 to 30 mins flight from Kathmandu airport to Lukla short runway. From Lukla, you will trek to Paiya (also called Chutok) which is a 5 hours walk through the beautiful village. The trek continues to Pangkongma through Khare Khola which is almost a 6 hours walk. Then the rhododendron and bamboo trees shall guide you to Pangkongma La. The view of Mera peak is unbelievably stunning from Pangkongma La. Costs of Mira Peak hiking is here.
Then it’s an easier walk- downhill to cross the Hinku river and then to arrive Nashing Dingma which also takes around 5-6 hours. Again. Climb from Chalem Kharka up to Chunbu Kharka which is also a 6 hours walk. Then through the Hinku Valley, you can reach to Kothe which is taking around 5 hours. Further, walk to Tangnang which takes around 4 hours and then 4.30 hours more to Khare. The further 4-5 hours walk will take you to Mera Base Camp where the trekkers take rest.
Now, the real fun begins. Next day you shall climb to High Camp- 3-4 hours walk and then you will walk up through the snow to reach the summit continuously for 8-9 hours. From the peak, you can explore the mesmerizing view of the world’s highest Mountain- Mt. Everest and others as Lhotse and Cho Oyu.
Then it’s all about getting back to the base camp, Khote, Thuli Kharka. Lukla and then to Kathmandu.
Best time for Mera Peak:
During the climb, the instability of weather is a real challenge. The best time to climb is on the season of spring and autumn- from September to December and then from February to June.
Thankfully, during these months, the weather is stable for a long period and you can enjoy the clear view of the mountain ranges. You might want to learn Mira Peak Map.
Permits for Hiking to Mera Peak:
Before traveling, you need a permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and a Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card.
Things to pack for Mera Peak:
The weather in the mountains can change within minutes. Though your equipment are based on your travel periods, here is the basic packing for Mera Peak:
Waterproof duffle bag,
Pairs of hiking boots,
a pair of gloves,
Warm clothes like long sleeves-shirt,
Others: ice axe, helmet, crampons and others climbing equipment.
How hard is Mera Peak Nepal climb?
Mera Peak is obviously a challenging high altitude trek. The road is straightforward and needs some technical skill to climb. The path from the north has a high altitude glacier walking while the south and west route is more difficult.
You must use technical climbing skills. For the non-experienced trekkers, it could be a dangerous choice. Along with crampons, rope, and ice axe, you will also need a lot of skills and experience. Trekkers need to have a high level of fitness because of the altitude.
Trekkers are suggested for fitness and altitude training before going to the climb.
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